Shipwright

Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair ships.
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    Overview

    Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair ships.

    Day-to-day

    • studies plans and specifications, and prepares templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections
    • marks reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways
    • checks position and functioning of slipway apparatus
    • assembles shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship
    • erects and prepares launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures
    • installs masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment
    • builds and installs structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders
    • determines repair requirements and procedures
    • may make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, kevlar, fibreglass and concrete.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Shipwright